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Night vision binoculars essentially create more light out of little light. They can steal it from the moon. Street lamps. Anywhere. Though what if you were out in the wilderness. It's an overcast night and there is absolutely no light anywhere. It would be bad news for most Generation 1 night vision binoculars. However, Infrared night vision binoculars fair differently in this situation. These binoculars are designed with a special Infrared Illuminator. It's sorta like a night vision flashlight. It fires out a powerful beam of light that is naked to the eye, yet can be a light source for night vision. These Illuminators can be sold separately. Though, it is probably smart to buy one that is already built into your binoculars.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|